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137 Reviews

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13th November 2017
“Exellent, very efficient,nice job thank you John.”

ALFIE

Audi A4 • Rear shock absorbers (pair) replacement

26th April 2017
“John was very friendly and did a thorough inspection of the car. He did a great job and even if he couldn't identify the source of one particular noise he isolated the problem as non-engine related and reported all clearly.”

MARIUS

Volvo S60 • Pre-purchase Inspection


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426 Reviews

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London , 18 years of experience


28th October 2017
“Great work ”

STEFFEN

Volkswagen Polo • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

31st March 2015
“Fast, Friendy, Reliable....highly recommended and far more convenient than taking my car to the garage. thanks for the great service”

ALEX

BMW 3 Series • Front brake pads (all) replacement


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Wellhams Mobile Mechanics Limited

South Ockendon , 12 years of experience


11th September 2017
“Richard was friendly and courteous and I was happy with the work he did.”

PHILLIP

Renault Megane II • Rear shock absorbers (pair) replacement

2nd June 2017
“The guys were great. Very knowledgeable and very happy with the job.”

RICHARD

Volkswagen Golf VI • Full Service


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22nd August 2017
“Very fast repair. I been given my car back in few hours. Very happy. Thank you”

KRYSTIAN

BMW 3 Series • Rear shock absorbers (pair) replacement

15th July 2017
“Robbie was very knowledgeable i explained what was happening with the car and he found the fault within 2 minutes and it was the first thing he checked ”

PAUL

Ford Focus • Diagnostic Inspection


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Deutschwerx Ltd

Newport , 21 years of experience


28th July 2017
“Grant was brilliant - very happy with the repairs carried out. Thank you!”

SADIE

LDV Convoy • Rear shock absorber replacement

21st August 2017
“Grant was great. Friendly, knowledgeable and took pains to explain what was wrong with the vehicle in layman' terms”

ANNA

Renault Clio II/Clio Campus/Clio Storia • ABS Warning Light Inspection

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How much does a Shock Absorber replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2007 Fiat Doblo Franchise Dealer Est.£143 - £176 Independent Garage Est.£94 - £121 ClickMechanic Est.£93 - £120 Saving33%
Car2010 Hyundai i30 Franchise Dealer Est.£210 - £232 Independent Garage Est.£147 - £162 ClickMechanic Est.£146 - £161 Saving30%
Car2002 Volvo S60 Franchise Dealer Est.£329 - £363 Independent Garage Est.£164 - £192 ClickMechanic Est.£162 - £190 Saving49%
Car2012 Citroen C4 II Franchise Dealer Est.£227 - £251 Independent Garage Est.£137 - £152 ClickMechanic Est.£136 - £150 Saving40%
Car2002 Toyota Avensis Franchise Dealer Est.£254 - £290 Independent Garage Est.£155 - £178 ClickMechanic Est.£153 - £176 Saving39%

Want to learn more about Shock Absorber replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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